Government more and more is getting intrusive in our cell phones. AMBER ALERT is one of them. Also recently it made the news here in Tacoma, WA when the Police were snooping in peoples emails to find crooks. Home security, NSA and our Armed forces are doing it too. Google the news. This is a good example: Cellphone data spying: It's not just the NSA I got this blaring, Screeching alarm yesterday on my cell phone. Thought something bad happen. Nope, it was a Amber Alert. There should have been some pre-warning they were going to do this Amber Alert via email beforehand as it takes over your phone with the loud blaring emergency alarm instead of the usual tone settings you have on your phone. I would like to opt IN on my phone if I choose, not have POTUS decide what my phone should do at any given time. My wife was in a meeting at the bank when everyone's phone went off. That is disruption! Besides, why should everyone should stop a meeting to check their parking lot, and some who would actually go driving around a large metropolis looking for the kid, vigilante style? This is the police job, not ours! The other 3 emergency Alerts I can understand, I'd want to be warned of a terrorist attract or impending earthquake or flood too. But C'mon, a missing kid is not a major event. As for the Amber Alert, I have never once saw on the news where a child actually got kidnapped. Half of these alerts are because a kid wandered off and got lost, and the other half come from divorced parents who are using their children as court leverage. The flashing alerts on the freeways and on the news is enough. Let the police handle it. So waking me up at 3 am in the morning with a blaring alarm for a missing child in WA, well I'm sorry but that does not do either party any good. How does this call for a blaring emergency??? Earthquake, YES! Flood, YES!, Terrorist in area, YES! Missing kid, NO! The Amber Alerts on the flashing signs on freeways and on TV is plenty enough!!! Besides, I normally have my phone on vibrate and that loud alert scared the beegeezus out of me. No need for the blaring, screeching alarm for a missing kid!!! This happened yesterday and there was a whole bunch of accidents on the Freeways that was blamed on the rain... check Tacoma's news for 9-25-14. I wonder if it was more like this scenario below: A kid goes missing and the Amber alert goes off on thousands of phones during rush hour. 50 drivers are terrified by the alarm noise and drive into a ditch. Another 100 drivers read the text message and drive into the car in front of them, and the kid's still missing. Bottom line is we should have been forewarned that this was not going to happen, not just out of the blue. There! Rant over!